American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama 1914-1930

American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama 1914-1930

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This is the second volume in Bordman's monumental history of the non-musical American theatre. It analyses each Broadway show chronologically from 1914 to 1930 - the period when American drama was most prolific and productive.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 454 pages
  • 200.7 x 243.3 x 26.9mm | 1,064.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195090780
  • 9780195090789

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...accessible and of...interest to the general reader... * Daily News * A tireless researcher, he is also a concise and lively writer....An invaluable reference book and a great read. * Happening * Hits and flops alike receive an insightful overview in this colorful saga of vintage theater history. * B'Nai B'rith Life * A lively, informal history....Although this is a valuable reference work, reflecting an exhaustive knowledge of the theater, the vivid prose and memorable images also make it a joy to read. The reference value is enhanced by indexes to play titles, people, sources, and organizations. * Choice * An essential reference work for theater students and scholars....What is especially pleasing about this book is not only its amazing cornucopia of information, but its easy readability....For all theater collections. * Library Journal *show more